July 22, 2019 at 7:28 am #2574567TommyParticipant
Alpal617 I used a program other than Ninja when I started in Feb 2018 and failed FAR Q2 2018 the first time I took it, however after implementing the Ninja strategy and utilizing Jeff's materials I did a retake on FAR Q3 2018 and passed then went on to pass REG in Q3 2018, and both AUD and BEC in Q4 2018. I have always worked in the private sector never in public accounting and before starting Jeff's program my last college course was 8 years prior. I would suggest as someone above stated, do the monthly subscription with Jeff it is well worth it, as I stated I have used other programs but did not pass until I used Jeff's. I look forward to seeing you post in here that you passed, please keep us posted.July 22, 2019 at 9:25 am #2574783jenpenParticipant
@Lurking_CPA – I completely agree with that post, and I think a lot of people have the problem of not knowing their study habits. I know that I certainly had the same experience as you described. I did not know how to study and it took me 3 years to finally pass the exams. After multiple failures (and losing the one credit I did have), I finally switched my study habits and then knocked out all the exams in just over 6 months. It made the world of difference for me.
So my advice, of course, is don't give up! It will all be worth it. Just remember why you want this and that studying and sitting for exams is just a temporary pain that will all be worth it when it's done. The CPA is hands-down my greatest accomplishment because I know I WORKED for it.February 5, 2020 at 11:33 pm #2919978alpal617Participant
I know it's been a while but I promised I'd update. Today is the day that I FINISHED THE CPA EXAM!!!! I don't even know how to put this feeling into words. This morning I saw my very last score and walked outside and SOBBED. It was one of the best feelings in the entire world. The first quote that comes to my mind is this: “only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.” This pass is worth so much more than just having a CPA license: it's a stamp of honor that I've worked so freaking hard for something and didn't give up. The CPA is more than a test of accounting knowledge, it's a test of ENDURANCE. For those of you still on this journey: DO NOT GIVE UP, I AM STANDING WITH YOU! I can't thank you all enough for the amazing words of encouragement in this thread- they helped me get through the toughest parts of this roller coaster exam.
And with that, I'm going to go take my life back! Cheers!!!February 6, 2020 at 1:31 am #2920116AndreAParticipant
Thanks for your post! Happy for you, you did a great job! Enjoy your life! My AUD retake tomorrow and your post makes me feel better 🙂February 6, 2020 at 2:21 pm #2920764dyates1983Participant
Man, I just read through this whole post and seeing it end with your passing post gave me chills, for real. Awesome and congrats!
What studying changed did you make that had you pass the last two since July?
Congrats!February 6, 2020 at 3:43 pm #2920887jombeParticipant
Congrats, Alpal617. I know the feeling. I went through so much anxiety myself and I wholeheartedly believe that CPA really stands for Can't Pass Again.February 6, 2020 at 7:55 pm #2921262TncincyParticipant
@ Alpal617, Congrats!!!! This is a great accomplishment, please enjoy the moment. Keep those fingers crossed for the rest of us. I have tried several times to just give it up after spending so much time and money. But I couldn't and with your words of encouragement and success, I WON'T. Bless you and please enjoy the moment. Don't forget to share it with your family and friends. Life is too short to keep it to yourself.
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